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Keeping Men’s Health in Check with Regular Screenings

May 17, 2021

When it comes to going to the doctor, men are notorious for putting off those appointments until they don't feel well, or they notice something awry in their bodies. By the time they do seek medical care, they may be facing a full-blown diagnosis.  "Routine health care screenings provide a means of early detection and ultimately prevention of various diseases," said Dr. Farris Blount, family medic...

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St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston Kicks Off $92 Million Renovation

May 14, 2021

Upgrades to Houston’s first hospital will include addition of new urgent care facility plus enhanced patient rooms and ER services. Houston (May 14, 2021) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) – founded in 1887 as the first hospital in Houston – is ready for its makeover. The 134-year-old facility has kicked off $92 million in renovations over the next two years, including the addition of a new urgen...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces New Assistant Chief Financial Officer

April 12, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center is excited to welcome Deborah Jones has as our new Assistant Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jones will be responsible for overseeing the hospital’s accounting department, conducting service line analyses, and ensuring the facility meets its financial goals.  “As we continue our quest for excellence on every front, including our financials, Deborah will be a tremen...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints Associate Chief Nursing Officer

April 5, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center recently announced that Michelle Ziakas, MSN, MBA, RN, will serve as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer. In her new role, Ziakas will partner with the Chief Nursing Officer to oversee safety and quality aspects of patient care and manage the hospital's workforce, ensuring that each nursing department has adequate support and resources to carry out their jobs effectively....

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Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center

March 29, 2021

Hospital launches new Healthy Horizons community program as part of its new leadership commitment to reduce healthcare disparities for San Antonio’s southside families. SAN ANTONIO – After 40 years of service, Southwest General Hospital is recommitting itself to the health of generations to come with a new vision, a new name, and a new program that seeks to take a leadership role in reducing healt...

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Steward Health Care Set to Build New Hospital in St. George, Utah

March 24, 2021

Nation’s Largest Private & Physician-Led Health Care Network to Build New Facility, With Plans to Open Doors in October 2023 Hospital Will Serve Southern Utah, Offering New Care Options to One of the Fastest-Growing Patient Populations in the Southwest U.S. UTAH – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, physician-owned health care network, today announced it has finalized a deal to ...

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Take Steps to Prevent Colon Cancer

March 23, 2021

Why a Colonoscopy is so Important One of the most effective ways to detect colon cancer is to undergo a colonoscopy. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have avoided going to a hospital or surgery center for their colon screening, which may now lead to increased incidence of colon cancer. “The advantage of colonoscopy is high sensitivity for cancer and all classes of precancerous polyps,...

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March 16, 2021

Founder Dr. Ralph de la Torre becomes Chairman and CEO, Steward North America, and Executive Chairman, Steward International, overseeing strategic business directives and global growth as Shetty assumes day-to-day leadership across Steward’s North America operations. DALLAS (MARCH 16, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, physician-owned health care network, today announced Dr...

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Coping with COVID-19 Diagnosis at Home

February 3, 2021

People have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and there’s a small glimmer of hope on the horizon about eventually making coronavirus pandemic a thing of the past.  Despite this forward progress, there is and will continue to be a high infection rate for a while. And while a percentage of the population requires hospitalization, most COVID-19 cases are treated at home. But how? Thien Nguyen,...

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race When Starting a New Exercise Program

January 28, 2021

When starting an exercise program, our natural desire is to see results and see them quickly, especially if we’re trying to lose excess weight. We may lose patience with ourselves and, as a result, overdo it. “If you’re not in shape but aspire to achieve any fitness goal, whether that’s to lose weight or run a marathon, it will be important to build up your strength and endurance over time gradual...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Names New Chief Financial Officer

December 15, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that Stanley Adams, MBA, has been named chief financial officer. In this role, Adams will oversee the organization's economic health, manage cash flow, and evaluate the hospital's overall financial performance.   "As we continue to strive towards becoming a center of excellence, our team is pleased to bring Stan on board as a chief financial officer," said...

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Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2020

The holidays are a time for festivities and joy – now more than ever – and food always seems to be the one thing that brings everyone together. Whether your plans have changed this holiday season and you are spending more time at home, or you decide to attend a safe, family gathering, following the tips below can help you maintain healthy eating habits during the holidays: Eat regularly. Eating le...

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Matthew's Hope: Paving a Way Forward

November 12, 2020

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Matthew’s Hope offers an inpatient detox program at the Center for Behavioral Health at St. Joseph Medical Center. The program takes a three-tier approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit from the ravages of substance abuse and helps a person get back on the road to recovery.  The founder of Matthew’s Hope, Larry Wedekind, is a successful po...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints New Chief Medical Officer, Stephen Nesbit, DO, MBA

November 9, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that Stephen Nesbit, DO, MBA, has been appointed as chief medical officer. In this role, Nesbit will oversee quality, patient safety and service and serve as the liaison between the medical and administration.  He will also be responsible for leading the graduate medical education programs.  “We look forward to Dr. Nesbit’s contributions in the critical ro...

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Managing Flu Season During the Coronavirus Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Flu season is officially upon us, and so is the coronavirus. New to the Midtown Medical Group, but no stranger to treating patients for the seasonal flu with 35 years of experience, David Soo, MD, says because both conditions present similarly at the onset, it may be difficult for someone to tell the difference without receiving a test. “It will be imperative for the medical community to provide b...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces 3rd Quarter DAISY Award Winner for Compassion in Nursing

November 2, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that NICU nurse Tiffany Tran, RN was the recipient of the 3rd Quarter DAISY Award, celebrating the skillful and compassionate care she provides to patients daily.  Tran received the distinction for recently going above and beyond for a new mother who was in isolation. She constructed a personalized card with the baby’s footprint and included a positive mes...

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Coping with Holiday Depression and Pandemic Fatigue

October 29, 2020

For many people, the holiday season is anything but happy. Instead, it can be a time filled with grief, loneliness, and stress. This year, those feelings of depression may be more prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the lack of family gatherings, events or even eating out at a restaurant, it is easy to feel very isolated. That coupled with loss of loved ones or a job due to coronavirus...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

October 26, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for the third year in a row. This distinction places St. Joseph Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers,...

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Newest Members of Physician Practice Share Common Passion

October 26, 2020

Stacey Wells, MD, who recently joined the Medical Associates of Houston, saw firsthand the effects of a poor diet when her grandfather suffered a significant stroke during her first year in medical school. He was on a fat-based diet and, as a result, developed high blood pressure, had high cholesterol, and was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. This chronic condition affects how your body metabolize...

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October 19, 2020

The terms "sudden cardiac arrest" (SCA) and "heart attack" can be easily confused; however, the two conditions are vastly different.  October is the month set aside to educate the public on SCA, what causes it, and how it can be prevented. According to the American Heart Association, SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States and kills more than 350,000 people annually. It is described a...